Kodiak AEV Armoured Engineer Vehicle based on Leopard 2 MBT main battle tank at IDEX 2017 12202171

 
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Kodiak armoured engineer vehicle at IDEX 2017
 
 
Kodiak AEV Armoured Engineer Vehicle based on Leopard 2 MBT main battle tank at IDEX 2017.
The German Company Rheinmetall manufactures and markets other armoured vehicles that ably augment the Leopard 2 MBT (Main Battle Tank) family. At IDEX 2017, Rheinmetall showcases on its booth, the Kodiak, an Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) based on Leopard 2 MBT chassis.
     
The German Company Rheinmetall manufactures and markets other armoured vehicles that ably augment the Leopard 2 MBT (Main Battle Tank) family. At IDEX 2017, Rheinmetall showcases on its booth, the Kodiak, an Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV) based on Leopard 2 MBT chassis.
     
Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH together with its partner RUAG Land Systems developed and built the Armoured Engineer Vehicle of the 3rd generation called KODIAK. The AEV 3 Kodiak is a heavy-duty combat engineering system in military weight category MLC 70, specifically designed to support Leopard 2 units in all types of missions and environments.

Its mine-protected Leopard 2 MBT chassis and 1,100 kW-diesel engine assure outstanding mobility and a high level of protection. It is equipped with a powerful hinged-arm excavator with different excavator tools, a dozer system featuring cutting and tilt angle settings and a double-winch system consisting of two 9-ton capstan winches. For self-protection, the vehicle is equipped with a remote control weapon station and smoke grenade launchers.

By adapting the mine breaching kit to the Kodiak, the vehicle can be used as a mine breaching system. Among other things, this enables the Kodiak to cut through minefields and to erect or dismantle artificial obstacles.

Standard equipment of the Kodiak includes nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) protection system, an integrated mine protection system, and heating and cooling system in the crew compartment. Six cameras provide the two or three-man crew with a panoramic view of the vehicle’s surroundings, enabling them to switch tools and carry out a full range of combat engineering tasks without leaving the safety of the armoured fighting crew compartment.

The Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland use the Kodiak to support their Leopard 2 MBTs and to complement their previously fielded ARV 3 Büffel (“Buffalo”) armoured recovery vehicles, likewise supplied by Rheinmetall.
 

 

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